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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Folk RockTracy Chapman, “Greatest Hits” (Elektra/Rhino). There was nothing remotely racist about David Letterman’s “Late Show.” But if you watched it nightly for a... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, November 23, 2015

So that’s it. It’s over. One Direction’s “Made in the A.M.” arrives concurrently with the boy-band’s announcement of an indefinite hiatus. (Pronounced:... Read More

Friday, November 20, 2015

ClassicalVladimir Horowitz, “Return to Chicago” performed in concert by pianist Vladmir Horowitz (Deutsche Grammophon, two discs). Of all 20th century America’s concertizing... Read More

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ClassicalProkofiev and others, ‘Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood’ narrated by Alice Cooper with the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, conducted by Alexander Shelley (Deutsche... Read More

Friday, November 13, 2015

PopBilly Gibbons and the BFG’s, “Perfectamundo” (Concord). What, we all might ask, could possibly be the difference between a Billy Gibbons record and a Z.Z. Top record?... Read More

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Otis Redding, “Soul Manifesto: 1964-1970” (Rhino/Atco, 12 discs)Otis Redding was unique in American pop music history. He died in a plane crash on Dec. 10, 1967. Less than a month... Read More

Friday, November 6, 2015

JazzDavid Gilmore, “Energies of Change” (Evolutionary Music). 51-year old jazz guitarist David Gilmore is not to be confused with guitarist David Gilmour of Pink Floyd but just try... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, November 5, 2015

Once upon a time in Buffalo jazz radio – when there was such a thing – one regular Buffalo musician and jazz disc jockey would frequently refer to tenor saxophonist Ernie Krivda as... Read More

Saturday, October 31, 2015

PopElvis Presley, “If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” (Sony Legacy).We can practically hear you from here: “Oh, no they didn’t!”... Read More

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

JazzBrad Mehldau“10 Years Solo Live”[Nonesuch]Four StarsIf you want to know just how far the hipster pendulum has swung back to vinyl from lowly, convenient, prosaic CD’s,... Read More

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